Judging Instructions

On behalf of the Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar Committee, we wish to express appreciation to you for accepting our invitation to be a judge at the Forty-First Annual Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar Awards Competition.

Before the Event

You should see an email from sterlingdmccore.com inviting you to create your account to the judging portal on March 26th. This will allow you to start reviewing and coring the student portfolios. You may print them off, but please shred them or bring them the day of judging.
Please take some time to review and preliminary scores, these can be changed later if you wish.
Please be sure to log in to the portfolio here before the event to make sure there are no technical difficulties.

Day of the Event

Instruction and orientation for the judges will be in the Starlight Room in the Sharwan Smith Center on the Campus of Southern Utah University, 351 West University Boulevard on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
The day’s activities have been scheduled very closely, and time is an important factor in making these events a success.

8:00-9:30 AM-Breakfast, Support and Checkin

A light breakfast will be served and we will have people there to help get your devices (iPads, computers or Chromebooks) connected to the internet and allow you time to review portfolios and visit with the other judges. If you have already reviewed your portfolios and are comfortable using the system, this time is optional.

9:30 AM-Mandatory Orientation in the Church Auditorium

We will start the mandatory orientation at 9:30 AM with all judges, so please be prompt. Following the orientation, we will have people there to help get your devices (iPads, computers or Chromebooks) connected to the internet.

10:00 AM-Judges escorted to interview rooms
You will be able to set up, meet the other judges and discuss your questions

11:00 AM Lunch in the Starlight Room
Please join the Sterling Scholar Coordinators for lunch

12:00 PM-Interviews Begin
You will be escorted to your room at 11:45.

Each interview has been scheduled at ten-minute intervals, with five minutes following for review and evaluation.

A banquet honoring the Sterling Scholar finalists will be held in the Ballroom of the Sharwan Smith Center 351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, UT 84720, at 5:00 p.m. on April 4,

The Awards Program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the America First Events Center (Centrum). You are cordially invited to attend both of these events.

If you need further clarification or have any questions, please feel free to call Selene at (435) 586-2865 or email at selene@sedck12.org
Again, thank you for your assistance with the Sterling Scholar Program.